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2014 OMIG Abstract 10

Infectious Crystalline Keratopathy due to Candida Parapsilosis
Diem Bui MD, Anna Lehmann, Alice Matoba MD, Dan B. Jones MD, Kirk Wilhelmus MD
Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Purpose: To describe 4 cases of infectious crystalline keratopathy (ICK) due to Candida parapsilosis.

Methods: A retrospective review of all cases of ICK due to fungal pathogens between 1995 and 2013 was performed. 

Results: Of 5 cases, one was due to Alternaria and 4 cases were due to C. parapsilosis. None of the candida-related cases were due to C. albicans, which has been the predominant pathogen in yeast-related keratitis in the past and was the predominant yeast in our review of fungal ICK from the previous decade.

Conclusion:  The incidence of C. parapsilosis-related ICK may be increasing. This trend correlates with a similar trend in bioprosthesis-related candida infections.

Disclosure: N

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